P.M. NEWS MONDAY 6-17-13

Following a 5-month investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Sealed Indictment Warrants were handed down by a Delaware County Grand Jury Friday.  8 people were arrested Friday on a variety of drug charges.  Charged were 23-year-old Miguel Santiago of Stamford, for allegedly selling Heroin in the Village of Stamford, & 30-year-old Gerard Johnson of Walton for allegedly selling Heroin in the Village of Walton.  Sidney police arrested 45 year old Nancy   Tomao of Sidney was arrested for allegedly selling a prescription controlled substance in Sidney, she was turned over to Delaware County  Deputies pending arraignment.  State police arrested 20-year-old Jordan King of Unadilla for allegedly selling a prescription controlled substance in Franklin; he was turned over to Delaware County Deputies pending arraignment.  Chenango county deputies arrested 56-year-old Kim Chlad of Sherburne for allegedly selling a prescription controlled substance in Sidney; she was turned over to Delaware County Deputies pending arraignment. Delaware county deputies arrested 25-year-old Sande Lower of Oneonta, for allegedly selling a prescription drug in Franklin; &  24-year-old Mandi Stratton of Walton, for allegedly selling Heroin in Walton having a child present.  All were arraigned today in Delaware county court and they are being held without bail pending court action.  26 year old Jessica Woodcock of Walton, was arrested for endangering the welfare of c child for allegedly allowing her child to be present during a heroin transaction, she was arraigned Friday and was released on recognizance pending further court action. The Investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending.


The state legislature will wrap up their legislative session this week, with a flurry of bills expected to be acted upon.  Area Assemblyman Cliff Crouch said that the last minute flurry of bills give lawmakers little time to accurately assess the proposals:


(Crouch 6-17-13)


Among the bills that will make their way to the assembly & state senate this week, the new Tax Free NY proposal, the new Women’s Rights bill and the 2nd year vote on allowing for casinos to be placed upstate.


The Sidney Village Police Department arrested 25-year-old HEATHER WRENCH of Bainbridge, for criminal possession of a controlled substance.    Wrench is accused of possessing SUBOXONE in an uncapped syringe; she was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware county jail on $10,000 Cash bail, pending court action in Sidney court tomorrow morning.


Disgraced former state Senate leader Pedro Espada Junior was sentenced to 5 years in prison Friday in a federal courtroom, after pleading guilty to tax fraud and for stealing money from his own his taxpayer-subsidized non-profit Bronx health clinics.  Espada was ordered to go straight to prison, he was also ordered to pay nearly $500,000 in back taxes and stolen money.


State Police at Sidney arrested 47-year-old Tina Thoms of Unadilla, for 2nd degree Harassment following an investigation into a dispute on Alton Deforest Road in the Town of Unadilla.  Thoms was arraigned in the Town of Unadilla Court and released on her own recognizance, she will reappear in court on July 8th.

Binghamton City Police are investigating an apparent homicide at 11 Stone Street.  Police reported that 44-year-old Bretnie Owens was found deceased inside his apartment, the autopsy performed over the weekend ruled his death as a homicide.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Binghamton Police Detective at 772-7080.


Delaware County Deputies arrested 33-year-old Tanya Wood of Delhi for 2nd degree Harassment.  Wood will appear in the Town of Delhi Court tomorrow to answer to the charge.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will be sponsoring 3 farmers’ markets for the 2013 season in Sidney, Walton and Deposit.  The Sidney Farmer’s Market will be held at the Video Entertainment parking lot, 89 Main Street from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Tuesday, from July 2nd to September 24th.  Walton’s market will be open on August 7th  & September 4th, at Delaware Valley Hospital, 2 dates have been chosen for markets in Deposit, August 15th and September 19th at the First United Methodist Church on 2nd Street.  More information is available at 865-6531 or ccedelaware.org.


The American Red Cross will kick off the Heroes for the American Red Cross” campaign today at 5:30 pm at Remliks in downtown Binghamton.  “Heroes” is a grassroots campaign where businesses, school clubs, church groups, civic organizations and individuals pledge to raise at least $1,000 for the Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter, more information is available at 785-7207.





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